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Board of Directors

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President Director


Irwan is graduate of design and fine arts at Trisakti University, where he received a Master’s degree at the same University. He is a graphic designer, educator, art curator and jury. He designs posters and visual identity. He has held exhibitions and design events, but also been a jury and participated in various prestigious poster exhibitions, both in Indonesia and abroad (especially in China, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Russia, USA, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Lithuania, Ukraine, Mexico, Ecuador, Hungary, Cyprus). He is the founder and the leader of the Worldwide Graphic Designers community which has held exhibitions in four countries: Cyprus, Greece, Indonesia, Iran. Worldwide Graphic Designers (WGD) is a group of graphic designers which organize projects of poster design with social content. The participants, all established designers from all over the world, are invited to create collaboration posters, aiming the awareness, the sensitization and social reflection. He is also one of the founder of the Type Unite (TU) community (Members consist of several countries from within and outside the country: Indonesia, USA, Poland, Turkey, Ecuador, Hungary, United Arab Emirates and South Korea). TU has held exhibitions in four countries: Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Turkey.  His works have been presented at over 100 exhibitions. Currently Irwan works as a lecturer at Pradita University especially in Typography course.

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Advisor of WGD


Dr. Arafat Al-Naim (1966) BFA, MFA, PhD in graphic arts and MST in art teaching. Academic

Leader, graphic artist, designer, and the moving spirit behind international art and design

projects. Lectured and presented at international conferences and exhibitions in the UK,

Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, North Ireland, Macedonia, Germany, Bulgaria, USA,

Canada, Cyprus, South Africa, Tunisia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Egypt, China, Indonesia,

Liechtenstein, South Korea, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Jordan. Graphic works of Dr. Arafat can be

found in Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (USA), Portland Art Museum (USA), Museum of

Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth (UK), Wrexham Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham (UK), State

Museum Gyõr (Hungary), University of Wales Collection, Aberystwyth (UK), Nord Art -

Kunstwerk Carlshütte (Germany) and others. Outstanding Contribution to Education (The Middle

East Education Leadership Awards 2016), Best Professor in Design (Asian Education

Leadership Awards 2014, 2017) and “Rhea Baily” Art Award (IBC, Cambridge, UK, 2008)

awards, Dr. Arafat has received in recognition of his contribution to global visual design,

education and professional practice. Dr. Al-Naim is Professor of Graphic Arts and Design, former

Dean of College of Design at American University in the Emirates, Member of ICO-D (Education

Network), Curator of the Emirates International Poster Festival(EIPF), International

SYMPOSIODESIGN - Amman, Chair of International Design Conference(IDC-DXB), and

executive director of the United Designs Alliance.

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